MSI Curved 1440p @ 144Hz Monitor Hits New $269 Low

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Curved monitors that run 1440p resolution at 144Hz or higher are some of the most popular, best gaming monitors you can find, and now you can get one from MSI for under $280.  The Optix MAG27CQ has all of these feature and is now for sale at Amazon for a new low of $269.

This display does use a VA panel rather than the increasingly common IPS, which tends to have stronger colors and viewing angles. However, VA is known for better contrast. This MSI claims a 3,000:1 spec, which is more than 3 times what the typical IPS monitor has. Plus, don't forget that curved screen, which has an 1800R curvature.

MSI Optix MAG27CQ: was $399, now $297 at Newegg

MSI Optix MAG27CQ: was $399, now $297 at Newegg
This 27 inch MSI monitor has pretty much everything a mid-range gamer could want. You'll get a 1440p resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and a screen with an 1800R curvature. The VA panel won't be for everyone, but it does boast high contrast.

This MSI monitor uses Freesync to address screen tearing and comes with a height, tilt and swivel adjustable stand. It also works with a 75 x 75mm VESA mount. It also has one each of an HDMI port, DisplayPort connection and DVI port.

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Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.